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Question Tell me about Climate FieldView

Found out all my renters are setting this system up this year, hope it adapts to Claas/Deere combos.
Gather it is data collection tool and was wondering if anyone has any experience?

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Nice layout and somewhat useful, although unclear why the important trial work or field observations can't be made without it. I suppose if a large farm and operators actually record all passes properly it might provide some oversight and learning if you spend the time to look.

They are mining data just like FE and many others. Price is low now but will jump once people have been sucked in.

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How on earth did we ever farm without the likes of them or FE....

Don their setting it up to keep you honest on acres covered or to see if your slacking....!!!
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Yes they are data mining. Not sure what they are hoping to get, but it must be valuable.

Climate Fieldview looks pretty impressive in that it can not only be a record-keeping system, but it can also be used to generate prescriptions, and analyze your data such as yield maps vs soil tests and elevations. It's also one of the lowest cost systems that I've seen. Which makes me wonder just what they are doing with all this farmer data. Clearly it's valuable enough to them to offer Climate Fieldview at a cost that undercuts most of the competitors. If it's that valuable I think they should be paying farmers to use Climate Fieldview. Apparently they do allow you to download all your data and when you stop paying for it, they will remove your data from their "cloud."

It's only a matter of time before regulations require us to adopt some kind of electronic record-keeping system, probably with automatic data acquisition and reporting for food safety purposes. Already potato growers in my area are required to provide their application records in electronic form for food safety purposes, and I think the processors require it in the form of FCC Field Manager Pro reports (awkward software).

For us we've outgrown the old notebook system of record keeping. Crop insurance wants to know more details about our farming practices, seeding dates, herbicide and fertilizer applications. And we need to be able to access the records from any of our phones. Right now we're using Farm At Hand, which is cheap and simple, but fairly clumsy still.

We might look into Climate next year. That dongle looks kind of neat, and maybe is hackable for my own purposes. I'm also interested to see if they can do a lot of what Agleader SMS can do, but without having to install any software.
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The best real time use of Climate for me so far was mapping moisture, straight cutting after snow last year.


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Im told Id have to have an Ipad in cab, already do for Libra scale system for one group, told the other one I just watch porn during his all truck hauling system.
I gather it maps just like other Y and M setups?
What all info is displayed?
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Are they stand alone now? Used to be owned by Monsanto if I remember right but that was back in 2012/13.

I have a couple fields signed up under the free acreage limit. Haven't looked at it for a couple years now. Was happier with Farmlogs at the time and now have some acres with FE.
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I've long given up explaining why paying to give all your data to a company that you are dependent upon for inputs and pricing isn't a good thing. Farmers want the "carry all the risk yet profit share" future.



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I've long given up explaining why paying to give all your data to a company that you are dependent upon for inputs and pricing isn't a good thing.

I'm such a dinosaur.
A modern dinosaur though!

Financially, I’m not paying, just following instructions, ha ha.
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We use field view combined with precision planting equipment on corn planter and yield monitor on the combine. It is cloud based so sharing data is easy. The data depends on what you put into it. We variable rate plant so we have those maps along with the maps from the precision sensors.

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